Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


M. Chraibi

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (DE)

Recent publications
1.  Zawidzki M., Chraibi M., Nishinari K., Crowd-Z: The user-friendly framework for crowd simulation on an architectural floor plan, Pattern Recognition Letters, ISSN: 0167-8655, DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2013.10.025, Vol.44, pp.88-97, 2014

This paper introduces Crowd-Z (CZ): a framework that provides a user-friendly platform where architects can perform simple crowd simulations on floor plans. A simple but robust and flexible agent-based system is used for modeling of the crowd dynamics. Such simulations can be performed at any stage of design – from rough sketches to the final blueprints. CZ allows acquiring the layouts for the simulations in a number of ways: freehand sketches, importing already prepared images and appropriating preprocessed images from commercially available Computer Aided Design programs. These three methods are illustrated with practical examples, followed by a number of simulations compared with the literature or other commercially available programs.

Pedestrian dynamics, Agent based modeling, Design support, Digitized floor plan

Zawidzki M. - other affiliation
Chraibi M. - Jülich Supercomputing Centre (DE)
Nishinari K. - The University of Tokyo (JP)

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